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Be at One with Nature in Beautiful Oceanfront Home

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
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About the property

Escape to a spacious 4 bdrm/4 bath home on a secluded natural beach minutes from Monterey & Carmel. Spy on bottlenose porpoises from your window as they frolic in the surf and watch the Brown Pelicans swoop over wave tops collecting their dinner. Enjoy whale-watching, kayak amongst the otters and sea lions in the Elkhorn Slough, and grab the binoculars to bird at the Audubon sanctuary at the end of the beach.

Head into the quaint fishing village of Moss Landing, home to world-renowned marine biology research institutes and great antiquing. Don't forget to bring a pot - Phil's Fish Market (winner of Bobby Flay's 'Throwdown') will fill it with their famous Cioppino to take back and enjoy as the sun sets over the Pacific. Grab a loaf of sourdough, steam some artichokes from one of the local roadside produce stands and open a bottle of Chardonnay or Pinot Noir you picked up at your visit to one of the many renowned Central Coast wineries and vineyards in the area. (Ventana, J. Lohr, Wente, Bernadus to name just a few!).

Movie by the fire, a trip to the clubhouse for a relaxing whirlpool or maybe just a soak for two in the deep tub in the master bath? Afterwards, slip into your big comfy bed and let the sound of the waves carry you off to sweet dreams.

You're well-rested for your early morning tee time at nearby Pebble Beach or one of the other amazing golf courses nearby. While your foursome heads off, the rest of the crew are playing tennis, bocce ball and shooting some hoops at the clubhouse.

Afterwards, they will meet you for a drive down the coast to Point Lobos and Big Sur. A late lunch or early dinner at cliff-top restaurant Nepenthe provides the most breathtaking ocean views you have ever seen.

Remember that you've promised to use the complimentary passes to take the family to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Oh yeah, they want to go the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk as well to ride the enormous wooden roller coaster, pick up a game of beach volleyball and dance in the sand at the free spring break Battle of the Bands or one of the summer Friday evening concerts.

The family has reconnected and you haven't played this much in a long time. You have captured the serenity that comes with the relaxed life of the California Central Coast and really you don't want to go home. You know you have now found your spot to retreat and recharge, and like the others before you, you are already planning your next trip back.

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Colleen Floyd-Carroll
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Be at One with Nature in Beautiful Oceanfront Home
average rating of 4.6842103 based on 19 reviews

Wonderful place for families!

  • 5 of 5

This house was lovely for our group! There's a bathroom in each bedroom which is convenient with children. We loved the big dining room, living room and kitchen for food preparation and eating sapce. The owners are very accessible and lovely to work with! Their hospitality went above and beyond and we'll definitely be returning to this house for our beach adventures!!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Angels Camp California

Lovely home on the Beach of Monterey Bay

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful location and ocean view. Comfortable home. Fully equipped kitchen. Wood burning fireplace. Sleeps 9. Near Monterey Aquarium and Steinbeck Museum in Salinas. Good Seafood restaurants near by. Had a wonderful family gathering here for Christmas 2016.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Volcano CA USA

Perfect family get-together right on the beach!

  • 4 of 5

Colleen's place was perfect for our four generation get-away! It is right on the beach, with the access right out the back door. Ocean sounds to lull us to sleep, comfortable accommodations for an extended family. Two bedrooms on the main level and two upstairs. A well-stocked kitchen ( we rent a lot of vacation properties, and you can leave your knives, enchilada pan and large fry pan at home). The clubhouse jacuzzi was great, we did not use the pool etc. our only complaint was the memory foam mattress topper in the master bedroom, but Mom loved hers in the other downstairs room. Different strokes for different folks! Overall a very comfortable place for a group or family. I would totally recommend this home for your next vacation!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a nice time with the family and enjoyed the beach. Hope to have you back for another visit! Thanks for letting me know that you found the mattress topper less than comfortable. Some members of my family love it but I always sleep on the second floor king bed which is a firmer mattress (and has an incredible view) - some people really like a cushier bed. I'll look for something that is more of a compromise next time I travel to California.
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Totally awesome location!!!

  • 4 of 5

4 couples from all across US convened to celebrate our 20th anniversary of meeting one another on a Rick Steves trip to Germany. We loved seeing all the whales, all the Dolphins, pelicans, etc. One morning we even had a little bunny right out front, munching. The aquarium in Monterey was first class, so the passes that came with the house were appreciated.

The house was everything it was described to be. Clean, well-appointed and the owner was extremely kind and helpful! We'd return in a heart beat, and would recommend it to anyone! J from Portland

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The property is in a lovely and peaceful area!! It is right on the ocean! It is so cozy! You feel like you are at home!! It is very spacious and comfortable!! We loved it!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fair Oaks

Big enough for us all, with something for everyone!

  • 5 of 5

Love the location of this house. The clubhouse has a pool and hot tub that we all enjoyed at some point during our stay. Our little family of 9 also enjoyed the Elkhorn Slough Safari, less than 5 miles from the house. The private beach off the dunes was amazing. We sat in the house and watched Dolphins play, watched an otter eat and nap, and saw a whale spout too! Two master bedrooms with full views of the ocean, the pictures are spot on! Nice midway location for visiting the coast, even though this trip we kept our travels north due to smoke from the Sobrantes Fire. It was no where near us, we just stayed north, always next year! Thanks for an amazing family vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Pebble Beach, Rancho Canada
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Amtrak Salinas
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Phil's Fish Mkt, Haute Enchilada, Lemongrass Thai
Nearest Beach
On the beach - just walk out the back door
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Castroville House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $175
Tax Rate 10.5%

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Castroville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 3 twin/ single
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming

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